What is it about our flesh that wants to earn our way to heaven? Why do we sometimes believe the notion that our favor with God can be increased or diminished by good works? What a snare it is when we get our eyes off of Jesus, and on to anything else. If our enemy can get us distracted from our source of hope, faith, comfort, love, and strength; then we become easy targets for his attacks.
The Bible says, “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:4-10 NKJV)
Let us be content to be His workmanship! We don’t need an identity of our own; we need His will for our lives. His love for us is beyond measure and His plans for us are good. Rest today in His unmerited good favor towards you; let the surety of His Word and salvation bring clarity to your mind.